“We have used NCOIC’s NCAT tool to assess levels of interoperability during NATO Response Force exercises. Our Centre of Excellence found the tool to be very useful in establishing the level of interoperability that we achieved.”
Commander Fred van Ettinger, NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence

“The Australian Department of Defence is a keen supporter of NCOIC, its principles and tools. We aim to apply NCOIC products to our acquisition process to better define interoperability requirements and improve through-life systems integration prospects.”
Air Commodore John McGarry, Royal Australian Air Force

“NCOIC has four characteristics which make it unique. The organization is solely dedicated to network-centric operations and interoperability. It enables global collaboration. It serves as a vendor-neutral forum. It has a diverse membership that provides multi-disciplinary experts available to do its work.”
Jack Zavin, U.S. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration

“From NCOIC members and senior government advisors, we continue to learn how to improve the world we know today. And we are overwhelmed with opportunities to see the way network-centric operations can shape the future.”
Harry Raduege, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation

“Although the applications domain is very diverse, integration problems across applications are similar. It’s interesting that we see a larger field of applications in NCOIC than we do, for instance, within the e-government sector. If we can learn from the experience of developers in diverse sectors and apply it to the net-centric environment that can open doors to new markets such as defense, homeland security and emergency response.”
Linda Strick, Fraunhofer FOKUS Institute for Open Communication Systems

“NCOIC’s delicate alchemy fosters true collaboration among global companies that are often fierce business competitors. Their efforts to resolve customers’ interoperability issues resulted in the publication of NCOIC’s Interoperability Framework, a set of guiding principles for developers of network-centric systems, products and services.”
Nicolas Berthet, Thales Battlespace Transformation Center

“People who operate in one market segment adopt a model about how the world works -- that can lead to a mental rut. But NCOIC members come from many sectors and have opinions that don’t always agree with your own. Within the context of such a collaborative environment, diverse thinking can be a catalyst for innovation.”
Hans Polzer, Lockheed Martin

“Achieving interoperability among systems is huge work and there are national political barriers. When NCOIC members work together as transnational companies these obstacles diminish. Even though the companies can only discuss non-sensitive issues, they can focus on real technical difficulties. NCOIC is by far the best forum for ongoing conversations about interoperability. Outside this forum, when national customers have more influence, such collaboration would be much more difficult.”
Dr. Claude Roche, European Air and Space Academy

“We are a global society and the next series of potential problems -- civil wars, scarce water, food shortages, pandemics, cyber-warfare -- cannot be resolved by one nation. To avoid catastrophic outcomes, our only chance is to cooperate. We have incredible motivation to work together and NCOIC is making significant contributions to the technological foundation that will help nations collaborate.”
Brett Biddington, Space Industry Association of Australia

“Like organizations that pioneered the Internet, NCOIC sponsors innovative thought, conducts critical analyses and demonstrates how a net-centric environment can bring interoperability to a broad range of sectors. In this way, NCOIC helps member-companies find new markets, evaluate their unique needs and explore ways to drive interoperability into those markets.”
Terry Morgan, Cisco Global Government Solutions Group